Success! Miguel from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Miguel's treatment was fully funded on August 4, 2023.
  • Miguel's story
  • Miguel's update
July 19, 2023

Photo of Miguel post-operation

September 2, 2023

Miguel underwent heart surgery.

Miguel had a successful surgery and is healing well - getting stronger every day! During surgery, doctors sewed the hole near Miguel's heart...

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Miguel's Timeline

  • July 19, 2023

    Miguel was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • July 20, 2023

    Miguel received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 1, 2023

    Miguel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2023

    Miguel's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 2, 2023

    Miguel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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